Keeping My Puppy Fit & Active | PitPat Review


Danielle Levy, PitPat, lifestyle blogger, Wirral blogger, Liverpool blogger,

I've been using a fitness tracker for years now to not only encourage myself to stay fit and active but also to motivate myself to move more by making it a competition with my friends and family. Even though Rosie is part Collie which is usually a very active brand, she is also part King Charles Cavalier which can have a tendency to become overweight as they grow up which can put excess stress not only on their joints but also on their hearts (if you didn't know Cavalier's can also be at risk of heart problems) so not long after I got Rosie, I spotted the PitPat monitors in an Instagram advert and decided to pick one up to give it a go.

Danielle Levy, PitPat, lifestyle blogger, Wirral blogger, Liverpool blogger,
Danielle Levy, PitPat, lifestyle blogger, Wirral blogger, Liverpool blogger,

PitPat
PitPat is the UK's number one dog monitor and with everyone becoming obsessed with fitness monitors and tracking how active they are, it's no surprise that this craze has taken over the dog lovers too. It's such a fun and easy way to keep track of your dogs fitness, activity levels and their weight, it's not only helpful for you to keep track of your dogs activity when you're with them in lockdown but if you are using a dog walking service or a kennel you can also ensure that they are getting enough activity when they're out of their usual routine.

The PitPat monitor is a lightweight small device that can easily be velcro'd round any collar and that velcro stays put cause my puppy throws herself round the place through all sorts of stuff and it's never fallen off her collar once. The device is constantly monitoring your dog's activity 24/7 and stores up to 10 days worth of data so even if you went away for the weekend and left your dog with a sitter or at a kennel you don't have to worry about the data just vanishing at the end of the day, you can still check it when you get home. 

Putting It To The Test
I picked up the PitPat when we first got Rosie when she was just a couple of months old and I first started researching more about her breeds and I've genuinely recommended it to anyone I know that has a dog because it is so useful and definitely sets my anxious dog owner brain at ease. The PitPat can be bought on its own or you can also get the PitPat Life membership which gives you so many added extras for less than the price of one coffee a month. 

The PitPat not only monitors how much your dog walks around but the device splits your dogs activity into walking, running and playing as well as pottering and resting. It then calculates all that activity and crosses it with the average stride of your dogs breed to estimate the total distance your dog has done for the day. The algorithms in the app use multiple factors such as your dogs breed, age, current weight, whether they are neutered and their activity to work out the calories that they have burnt for the day so that you can ensure that they aren't being overfed, a super helpful feature for those dog owners out there like me who have breeds that are at risk of serious health problems if they become overweight.

As well as getting the PitPat tracker you also have the option to purchase the PitPat Life membership which for only £3.99 a month (less than the cup of takeout coffee you usually get on the way to work) gives you a whole host of perks. Not only do you get a lifetime warranty and loss/damage protection but you also get free battery and velcro cover so should the battery or the velcro straps stop working, all you have to do is contact their customer service and another one will be shipped out to you straight away. You also get access to a 24/7 video consultation with a vet so should your pup eat something they shouldn't or injure themselves out of hours, you can get a consultation over the phone at home.

I've been using the PitPat for almost a year now and I've been truly loving it, not only has it ensured that I keep Rosie active and healthy but it also helps me make sure that she's staying active whilst I'm at work. I find the app really clean and straight forward to use, all you have to do is open the app, press the paw on the PitPat device and it updates within seconds. It's quickly become one of my puppy essentials and it's even caught the attention of Rosie's vet!

Have you got your dog a PitPat?

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Danielle Levy, Wirral blogger, Liverpool blogger,
*This blog post is sponsored by PitPat. All opinions are honest and my own.
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